Whenever Allah Intends Good For Someone He Test Them

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  1. um muhammad al-mahdi
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    um muhammad al-mahdi لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله Staff Member

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    Abu Huraria narrated Allah's Messenger said, "If Allah intends good for someone , He test them with trials"



    Explanation

    This hadith points to the reward for demonstrating patience. “If Allah intends good for someone”, He test them with a calamity in order to reveal whether or not this person will respond with patience or discontentment. The words, “He tests them with trials” are general in meaning, but they are further explained by other aahadith more specific in their meanings.

    Simply stated, for whomever Allah intends good for, He test the believing man or woman with adversity. If they are patient, in anticipation of a reward from Allah, the end result of their struggle is good.

    In spite of being tested with many trials, there are many people who are not patient. As expected, their adversity reaps no benefit for them. Allah often test the disbelievers with calamities as well. However, during these trials, they continue along the path of disbelief and in the end they die in a state of disbelief. Clearly, Allah did not intend any good for them.

    As Allah has decreed, struggle and hardship are atonement for sin and an elimination of bad deeds. To have one’s sins removed or bad deeds erased is without a doubt, a good thing for the believer. This is Allah’s intent in testing His servants with adversity. Most of the trials that you undergo deal with worldly matters that may last for days. However, as the days go by, your hardship eases. Not so in the Hereafter. The pain and suffering are permanent. We seek refuge in Allah from the Hell-fire. Whenever Allah removes your sins through these trials, then that is good for you.

    Taken from the book entitled…

    “Sabr (Patience & Tolerance)” Pages 51-52

    From An-Nawawi’s Riyadus-Saliheen

    With explanation by Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen
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    finding light Ya Rab! Forgive me..

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    Salaam Sister,

    This is a great reminder to us to always stay steadfast in patience. We tend to forget so easily and wollow in self pity. It takes courage these days not to ask "why me" with tears in our eyes. We should be thanking Allah....
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